The fourth volume in the Greenwood series providing a near-definitive survey on the output of sound recordings made in Europe by The Gramophone Company (1900-1929), this work covers the Dutch area and includes a good deal of Belgian material as well. Included in the contents are examples of the work from serious artists in classical music together with popular and comic songs and social comment dealing with an era that has nearly passed out of the range of living memory. Of interest to record collectors, music archivists, reference librarians, and music and social historians.
The Gramophone Company was the major producer of sound recordings from 1900 to 1929, besides having a virtual monopoly of the major talents. It was organized into ten geographical/ethnic divisions. Four of these areas have had discographies published on them; Kelly's previous Greenwood volumes cover Italy, France, and Germany. The fourth, on Scandinavia, was published by another company.
|Series:||Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
ALAN KELLY, now retired from the Sheffield College of Education where he was Head of Professional Studies, is a full-time discographer. He has published three previous volumes with Greenwood on The Gramophone Company: The German Catalogue (1994), The French Catalogue (1990), and The Italian Catalogue (1988) under the series title His Master's Voice. He has published numerous articles and discographies in The Record Collector and other publications.
JACQUES KLÖTERS is a comedy writer and has a popular Sunday morning radio show. He studied Dutch literature and was a member of the legendary Amsterdam cabaret group, Don Quishocking. He writes for the well-known weekly Vrij Nederland about popular entertainment and has published several books and anthologies in this field.
Table of Contents
Summary of Sources Used
Arrangement of the Main Catalogue
Gramophone Company Standard Catalogue, 1898 to 1929
Gramophone Company Zonophone Catalogue, 1904 to 1924
Gramophone Company Green Label Catalogue, 1911 to 1929
Appendix 1: The Den Haag Recording Session of August, 1919
Appendix 2: The Netherlands Tour of September/October 1929
Appendix 3: The International Zonophone (pre-amalgamation) Issues
Index of Artists